We just arrived home from visiting Kenya for a week. The purpose of the trip was to get some more medical attention for Benaiah. He has continually been struggling with his breathing ever since his asthma attack a year ago. In a wonderful answer to prayer, God helped us to find a pediatric pulmonologist in Nairobi. Since Benaiah was also born with a heart murmur, we were also able to go see a pediatric cardiologist. We praise the Lord that his heart is completely normal now! yay! The pulmonologist also happened to be an allergist and was able to do allergy testing...another answer to prayer, as we haven't been able to do that easily here in Uganda. And, it turns out that Benaiah has no allergies! yay!! It seems as if his asthma has just not been well controlled so far with the medicine that we have been using. He got new meds, a new spacer and new dosing for his current daily inhaler. Hoping all that will help...time will tell... but if not, then we are so thankful that we now have someone knowledgeable to ask. So thankful for all the answers to the prayers of many people who have been concerned for Benaiah and our family! Thank you! We also praise the Lord that Denise was able to make it across the border just fine! The immigration officer carefully studied her foster care order in a very good way and then said "no problem!" We were so thankful that she was able to come! What a blessing it was for our family to all be together!
In addition to all of that, we just had a blast together! The drive there was gorgeous and in between doctors visits we were able to do a LOT of fun things! Ready for pictures? Here are some from our drive... stay tuned for more!
We were amazed at all the wooden structures! Here in Uganda we have so many termites that if you leave wood on the ground within a couple of weeks it could be completely eaten by termites. But Kenya is significantly higher in elevation...apparently most termites don't like it that high.
The Kenyan Highlands...
In the mountains they sell carrots on the side of the road. Talk about fresh and local!!
We also saw a few herds of zebra on the side of the road. One herd in particular was just a couple feet from the road! So beautiful!
Yellow acacia trees...
As usual, we are always entertained by slogans on the backs of buses and matatus. This one made us laugh. So did the one that said, "Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly."